The Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie of Bollywood have run their race – the marriage that grabbed the most headlines in the history of Indian media has broken up!
Aishwarya Rai has filed for divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences. But insiders say that Aishwarya had been talking to Abhishek for long time regarding kids and Abhi wasn’t too keen on the idea to begin with. The sparks had begun almost two years ago when Ash attended a screening of Aamir Khan’s ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and expressed a wish to have at least two kids, before she gets too old.
But Abhishek, who is younger than Ash, disagreed and stormed off in a cab leaving Ash heartbroken. This was reportedly just the start of the long, sad history of fights between the couple. There were reports of friction between Ash and Abhi on the sets of ‘Sarkar Raj’, and also on the sets of ‘Laga chunari me daag’ where Abhishek had to hurry back home after arguments over the phone with Ash.
Aishwarya, who is the highest paid Bollywood actress ever, plans to move out of the Bachchan house and stay with her mother. Amitabh Bachchan, her father in law is quite upset with the news. “I am devastated,” Big B said to reporters, “Ash is our ‘Bahu’ and there is still some hope of salvaging the marriage.”
The Ash-Abhi divorce will jeopardize a number of films where they appear together – Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ which nears completion has been put on hold due to this unexpected news. ‘Abhimaan’ which was to begin shooting this May has been canceled, and the production house has reported a loss of Rs 120 Crore. A third installment in the ‘Sarkar’ series is under threat, due to Ash’s disinterest in working with the Bachchans.